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from Congressional Black Caucus debate (number of quotes indicated):
- Barack Obama (25)
- Hillary Clinton (20)
- John Edwards (12)
OR click on an issue category below for a subset.
Budget & Economy|
Barack Obama: Account for every single dollar for new proposed programs.
Barack Obama: Help the homeowners actually living in their homes.
Barack Obama: Bankruptcy bill pushed by banks & financial institutions.
Barack Obama: Capping credit card interest rates at 30% is not enough.
Barack Obama: Voted against limiting credit to 30%, because 30% too high.
Hillary Clinton: 2005 bankruptcy bill was by big credit cards & lenders.
Hillary Clinton: No evidence as to how Obama would pay for new programs.
Hillary Clinton: Foreclosure moratorium mitigates agony; doesn’t prolong it.
Hillary Clinton: Voted to limit credit card interest to 30%.
Hillary Clinton: FactCheck: Consistently against making bankruptcy stricter.
John Edwards: Stimulus package: focus on long-term investments.
Barack Obama: People want to move beyond our divisions.
Hillary Clinton: Equal pay is not yet equal.
John Edwards: Subprime mess is also an issue of race.
John Edwards: Equal housing policy and economic policy for all.
Hillary Clinton: FactCheck: Pushed Wal-Mart for women managers & environment.
Barack Obama: Have a civil rights division enforce laws fairly and justly.
Energy & Oil|
Hillary Clinton: $650 for help with energy bills to those who can’t afford it.
Hillary Clinton: $5B for green-collar jobs in economic stimulus package.
Barack Obama: Never negotiate out of fear, and never fear to negotiate.
John Edwards: Belligerence and selfish policy turn people against the US.
Barack Obama: Enforce environmental & labor provisions in trade agreements.
Barack Obama: Never took money from federal lobbyists or their companies.
Barack Obama: FactCheck: Yes, Obama cast 130 “present” votes in IL Senate.
Hillary Clinton: Stand for public financing and getting money out of politics.
Barack Obama: The problem with health care is about affordability.
Barack Obama: Subsidies to people who can’t afford care--not single payer.
Barack Obama: FactCheck: Yes, Obama favored single-payer, despite denial.
Hillary Clinton: My health care program will cover everyone.
Hillary Clinton: Need a health care system that manages chronic diseases.
Hillary Clinton: Universal health care is a core Democratic principle.
John Edwards: No one is not worthy of health care.
Barack Obama: Al Qaida is stronger now than in 2001 as Iraq distracted us.
Barack Obama: Health plan: not enough resources for illegal immigrants.
John Edwards: Health plan does not cover illegal immigrants.
Principles & Values|
Barack Obama: Objected to Republican ideas; did not compliment them.
Barack Obama: Made the right decisions that were not politically popular.
Barack Obama: I am a proud Christian who believes deeply in Jesus Christ.
Barack Obama: Clinton earned a great relationship with African-Americans.
Barack Obama: Campaigning on change from the bottom up that King stood for.
Barack Obama: FactCheck: Obama praised GOP for having ideas, not GOP ideas.
Barack Obama: FactCheck: Took Rezko’s donations, but never represented him.
Hillary Clinton: Campaigning on the legacy that King stood for.
Hillary Clinton: Right has no sex and truth has no color.
Hillary Clinton: FactCheck: Obama, Bill, & Hillary all praised Ronald Reagan.
John Edwards: Campaigning on equality & ending poverty that King stood for.
John Edwards: Raise the cap on Social Security taxes.
Barack Obama: Stimulus package: $500 tax cut, & Social Security supplement.
War & Peace|
Barack Obama: $2 trillion and the loss of life in Iraq are not sustainable.
Hillary Clinton: Withdrawing troops is dangerous, including 100,000 civilians.
Hillary Clinton: No military solution in Iraq; this debate motivates solution.
Hillary Clinton: Hope to have nearly all troops out within a year.
John Edwards: There has been no meaningful political progress in Iraq.
Welfare & Poverty|
Hillary Clinton: Make sure the economy works for everybody.
John Edwards: A comprehensive, detailed plan to end poverty.
John Edwards: Ending poverty is the single most important cause in my life.
John Edwards: 37 million Americans live in poverty.